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23 percent of women aged 40 to 59 take antidepressants…

(From The New Yorker. Adam, a reader,
sent it to UD.

It can be found online here.)

Margaret Soltan, October 19, 2011 3:50PM
Posted in: headline of the day

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6 Responses to “Wow!”

  1. david foster Says:

    Wow! indeed, and not in a good way.

    “Among all adults, those aged 40 and older are more likely to take antidepressants than younger people”…perhaps other drugs, especially alcohol, are more common among younger people.

  2. Mike S. Says:

    Ok, the implication seems clear enough.
    For this particular demographic, antidepressants are being prescribed today in the same way that hormone replacement therapy was prescribed a generation ago.

    Winding the clock back one generation further:
    she runs for the shelter of mother’s little helper.

    Ultimately this progression suggests that the same factors control each iteration; Menopause – harbinger of Mortality – is being exploited by Patriarchy for Profit.

  3. Your sister Says:

    Better Living Through Chemistry


  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Mike S. : Or – as pharma instructs us – the pity is that the figure is only 23%. It reminds us of all the millions of women still not on antidepressants.

  5. dmf Says:

    sadly I’m surprised that the number is so low but if the trends in geriatric medicine continue many more boomers will soon be on them.

  6. Margaret Soltan Says:

    dmf: The more the merrier.

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